Rick Perry announced Tuesday that he had earned the endorsement of
Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the controversial but influential Arizona lawman
known for his tough stance on illegal immigration.
government has failed on border crime and border enforcement, and no
candidate for president has done more to secure the border than Gov.
Rick Perry. I have been watching Gov. Perry and Texas closely and know
his border surge operations with state, local and federal law
enforcement officials have helped shut down the illegal trafficking of
weapons, drugs and people,” said Arpaio in a statement.